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Full text of "Tennessee River Baptist Association Minutes 1900"






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Tennessee River Missionary 
Baptist Association 



v. 1. 1890 



v.2. 1891 



v. 3. 1892 



v.4. 1893 



v. 5. 1895 



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OF THE 



FORTY-THIRD ANNUAL SESSION 



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HELD WITH 



Hollywood Church, September 28, 29, 
30, October 1, 1900. 



The'oext session of the Association will be held with the 

Trenton Baptist Church, Trenton, Jackson County, 

commencing on Friday after the Fourth 

Sunday in September, 1901, at- 10 

o'clock a. m. 



OFFICERS. 

P. Brown, Moderator Hollywood, Ala. 

Jno. T. Richards, Clerk Pisgah, Ala. 

Milton Roach, Treasurer Fackler, Ala. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

P. Brown, .Tno. T. Richards, J. H. Roach, R. Howell, W. L. 

Crawford, Milton Roach, J. R. Lamb, M. Hill, 

J. J. Cunningham, C. Howell, D. S. 

Collins, J. H. Fuller, Jos. 

Smalley, W. B. 

Campbell. 



ORDAINED MINI8TERS AND THEIR POSTOFFICES. 



.- Brown, P., Hollywood, Ala. 

Crawford, W. L., Tupelo, Ala. 

Collins, D. S., Cams, Ala. 

Caves, Thomas, Pisgah, Ala. 

Eaves, J. A. 

Hill, M., Scottsboro, Ala. 

Hill, Jos., Scottsboro, Ala. 

Howell, R., Nila, Ala. 

Howell, Crawford, Francisco, Ala. 

Hlgginbotham, It. M., Mod Creek, Ala. 

Hastings, S. M., Larkinsville, Ala. 

Irvm, L. B , Henegar, Ala. 

Lamb, J. R, Nila, Ala. 

Morris, G. W., Daughtery, Ala. 

McCloud, James, Pisgah, Ala. 

McCarrell, J. F., Hollywood, Ala. 
, Richards, Jno. T., Pisgah. 

Roach, C. T.. Pisgah, Ala. 

Varnell, W. H., Hollywood, Ala. 



PROGRAfl. 



FRIDAY, FI K ST D A Y. 



Introductory Sermon at 10 o'clock a. m. by C. T. Starker, with 
G. Morris'alternate. 



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ORGANIZATION. 

Reading of letters and enrollment of delegates. 
Election of officers. 
Reception of new churches. 

Inviting correspondents and visitors of same faith to seats. 
Appointment of special committees. 
(1.) Religions services. 
(2.) Obituaries. 
(3.) Finance. 

Appoint new executive board. 
Appoint standing committees. 
Select place of holding meeting of Association. 
Select brother to preach annual sermon and his alternate. 
Report of standing committees. 
(1.) "Associational work. 
(2.) State missions. 
(3.) Home missions. 
(4.) Foreign missions. 

(5.) Ministerial and denominational education. 
(6.) Woman's work. 
(7.)^ Religious literature. 
(8 ) Sunday school. 
(9.) Temperance. 
(10.) Report of executive board. 
Miscellaneous business. 
Resolutions. 
Adjournment. 



INTRODUCTORY SERVICES. 



Hollywood, Ala., September 28, 1900. 

The delegates composing the Forty-Third Annual Session of 
the Tennessee River Association of Missionary Baptist met with 
Hollywood Church, Jackson County, Alabama, on Friday, Sep- 
tember 28th, 1900, at 11 a. m. Introductory services opened by 
singing "I want to be a worker in the vinevard of the Lord." 

Brother J. R. Lamb, who was elected to preach the introduc- 
tory sermon, not being present, Brother R. Howell, alternate, 
preached the introductory sermon. The brother read as a lesson 
a part of the 25th chapter of St. Matthew. Prayer by R. M. Hig- 
ginbotham. Song, "There is a fountain filled with blood." 

The brother preached the introductory sermon from the text 
"Watch, therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour 
wherein the Son of Man cometh." "For the kingdom of Heaven 
is as a man traveling into a far country who called his own ser- 
vants and delivered unto them his goods." 13th and 14th verses 
of the chapter read. The brother preached a strong sermon, and 
laid the work plainly before us in regard to the duties resting 
upon us as believers in the Lord. At the conclusion of the ser- 
mon Rev. D. S. Collins led the congregation in singing "How 
firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord." 

The Moderator, P.Brown, announced that the Association 
was ready for business and asked to know the pleasure of the 
body. A motion was entertained and carried to adjourn for fif- 
teen minutes. 






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AFTERNOON SESSION. 



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At 1 p. m. the Association was called together by singing. 
Called to order by the Moderator, P. Brown, who read the 15th 
division of Psalms and led the Association in prayer. 

The Moderator appointed as reading clerks G. W. Chapman 
and It. L. Butler. 

The following churches responded by letters and delegates: 

1. Bethel— S. R. Corn, A. D. Gist, J.W.Matthews, AMc- 
Carver, J. E. Hamrnon. 

2. Beech Grove — E. J. D. Kennedy. 
Bethany— A. Shelton, B. M.Maynor, J. W. Kuykendall. 
Centennial — Not represented. 
Cave Spring— Isaac M. Sentell, Isaac Matthews. 
Center Point-— J. P. McLendon, W. J. Cunningham, J. P. 

Vaughan. v 

7. Ebenezer — Not represented. 

8. Freedom— J. T. Hinshaw, John Cooper, W. P. Hall, R. L. 
Butler. 

9. Friendship— A. P. Womack, J. R. Fields, M. Roach, D. S. 
Rorex, M. R. Middle ton. 

10. Gurley— W. H. Williamson. 

11. Goose Pond— F.J. Mills. 

12. Hollywood — James McCarrell, John Bryant, W. H. Har- 
ris, G. W. Chapman, A. F. Bryant. 

13. Harmony— John G. Sanders, J. B. Anderson, John E. 
Campbell, Miles Moody. 

14. Larkinsville— Aaron W. Woosley, Sister W. R. Larkin. 

15. Mt. Nebo— J. J. Cunningham, W. A. Howell. 

16. Mt. Zion — M. M. Chisenhall, John Maynor. 

17. Mt. Pisgah— John Thomas, D. W. Bradford, Frank Jar- 
nagin, Jesse Ambrester, J. B. Ellis, Jos. Smalley, Jerre M. Roden. 

18. Mt. Carmel— F. M. Williams. 
Mt. Moriah— A. B. Womack, T. C. Howell, T. M. Crow. 
Mt. Ararat — By letter. 
Mt. Tabor— J. H. Fuller, J. R. Buckner. 
Mountain Grove — Not represented. 
New Hope— J. F. Bell, G. M. Rorex, R. Devers, J. F. 



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Terry, G. R. Terry. 



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24. Scottsboro— Virgil Bouldin, E. W. Garland, W. W. How- 
ard. 

25. Trenton— R. G. Kennedy, W. A. Wilbourn, H. A. Webb, 
S. M. Summers. 

26. Campbell's Chapel — Andy Campbell, R. L. Barrow. 

27. Helton Memorial— P. A. Carlisle, W. A. Coffey. 

After the reading of the letters and delegates enrolled, a 
motion was entertained to elect the officer* of the Association by 
ballot 

By motion of Bro. R. L. Butler the rules were suspended 
and the old officers were elected by acclammation, P. Brown, Mod- 
erator, W. L. Crawford, Assistant Moderator and Jno. T. Rich- 
ards, Clerk. 

The Moderator called the Associaton to order, offering an op- 
portunity for membership to churches organized since last As- 
sociation. Campbell's Chapel and Helton Memorial, organized 
since last Association, applied for membership. The reports 
being favorable, on motion the churches were received, names of 
the delegates enrolled, Moderator extending the right hand of 
fellowship. 

Upon call for visitors and correspondents, Rev. A. J. Parker 
from Liberty Baptist Association, Limestone County, Alabama, 
responded, and was invited to a seat with us ; also J. L. Larkin and 
C. L. Lovelady, of Paint Rock River Association (colored) of 
Jackson County, Alabama, responded and were invited to seats 
with us, and to take part in our deliberations. 

The Moderator appointed the following committees: 
On Religious Services, to report on call — The pastor and dea- 
cons of Hollywood church. 

On Finance — W. H. Harris, S. R. Corn. 

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On Obituaries — Milton Roach, John G. Sanders. 

The Committee on Religions Services reported that Rev. A. 
J. Parker would preach at the Hollywood church tonight; Shipp's 
Chapel, Jos. Hill ; Hurt's Chapel, C. T. Starkey; Kennemer's 
Chapel, James McCloud; Colored Church, Hollywood, D. S. Col- 
lins. 

On motion the Association adjourned until tomorrow morn- 
ing 9:00 a. m. Benediction by the Moderator. 



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SECOND DAY'S PROCEEDINGS. 



Friday, September 29th. 1900. 
Association convened pursuant to adjournment, prayer by 
Bro. G. W. Morris. Minutes of yesterday's proceedings read and 
adopted. Bro. C. T. Starkey was permitted to take the floor and 
speak in the interest of the Foreign Mission and Home and Field 
Journals. After the address, the following committees were an- 
nounced by the Assistant Moderator, W. L. Crawford, to report at 
our next annual session : 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

Assodational work— Members of the Executive Board. 
State Missions— C. T. Starkey, R. L. Butler. 
Home Missions — J. H. Roach, A. P. Womack. 
Foreign Missions — G. Bouldin, W. H. Varnell. 
Womens' Work— Sister Maggie Callan, Sister J. O.Lipscomb. 
Sunday Scnool — Jno. T. Richards, J. P. Cunnsngham. 
Religious Literature— James McCloud, G. W. Morris. 
Ministerial and Denominational Education — Virgil Boul- 
din, Charles Beard. . 

Temperance— M. Hill, D. S. Collins. 
Orphanage— Milton Roach, W. R. Middleton. 

The Moderator called for letters from churebes which had 
not been reported on yesterday. Bro. R. L. Butler read a letter 
from Larkinsville church. 

On motion the letter was received and delegates invited to 
seats with the body ; also a letter from the Mt. Carmel church 
was read by W. L. Crawford and delegates enrolled and invited 
to seats with the body. 

The Moderator called for reports from the standing commit- 
tees in their regular order. The committees not being ready to 
report according to program, on motion the program was chang- 
ed, and the report on Orphanage was read by M. Roach. 

REPORT OF ORPHANS' HOME. 

We, your committee on Orphans Home, would submit the 
following: We find from report made to Alabama Baptist 
State Convention, that since the home started at Evergreen there 




has been received in all 53 boys and 69 girls, a total of 122 home- 
less, helpless children have been provided with shelter, food 
and raiment. There is now in this home 22 boys and 37 girls 
wholly dependent upon the charity of our people. We are in- 
formed that it requires, besides the clothing and other necessaries 
contributed, about, $10 per day to sustain this home. We deem it 
unnecessary, dear brethren, to make any special plea for this enter- 
prise, for cold indeed must be the heart that does not beat in 
love and sympathy with dependent little ones. 

We especially recommend that our pastors present the claims 
of this institution to their various churches and that they take at 
least one collection during the year for this purpose, but more 
especially and hopefully do we call the attention of our Ladies' 
Aid Societies to the importance of this work. Let us all remem- 
ber that ho that giveth to the poor lendeth to the Lord. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Milton Roach. 

W. B. Campbell. 

On motion to adopt the report, Bro. Milton Roach and .Rev. 
J. A. Eaves spoke on the subject in a convincing manuer. Re- 
port adopted. 

The report on Foreign Missions was read by W. L. Craw- 
ford. 



REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The work of Foreign Missions has its origin in the com- 
mission given to the Apostles bv the Lord Jesus Christ, who has 
all power in Heaven and earth, and is therefore the rightful and 
sovereign head over all things to the churches. We claim to be 
His church. If we can establish this claim then we must assume 
this responsibility, that is, preaching the gospel among all the 
nations of the earth. The Church of Christ, which is His visible 
body, is purelv representative and executive. We are to rep- 
resent Him in all the nations of the earth by declaring Him the 
only and all-sufficient Savior of all men, through the merits of His 
atoning blood ; as His executors we are to execute His laws 
faithfully in all the departments of Church work, and certainly 
the preaching of the gospel to all the nations of the earth and 
to every creature of the Adamic race, is a matter of the very 



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^t! l T rt&nCe t0 ^ ° hUrCh ° f Chnst - ' To ««»y <>r refuse to 
faithfully carry out this great commission certainly invalidates 
our claims as being the Church of Christ. 

If then, as individuals, we refuse and fail to carry oat 
this worrit follows that we are not Christians in fact, on. y so in 
name. With regard to present work on foreign fields we are 
happy to report that we have well-established fields of labor in 
Southern, Central and Northern China; also Africa, Italy, Braz f 

anuTe bf JaPa V;; hr ; U * h the «>™<™<™ of ourmissionarie: 
and the blessing, of God, the work has been a great blessing to 
hose nations who were in heathen darkness and bound by the 
fetters of iniquity and chained to chariot wheels of idoltrv and 
surrounded by the worst and most cruel forms of social customs 
Thousands and m.llions of those souls are going down annually to 
death and deepest despair. God so loved them that He gave His 

(John 3.16). Jesus said, as my Father hath sent me, even so 
"^ U Te^ 2 ° :21) ' "e said,- Go into all nations. (Matt. 
-a.iy-20). Tell it to every creature. (Mark 16:1516). Leteverv 
lover of Christ forward this work. Jesus said, If you love me 
you will keep my commandments. For particulars and results of 
our work on foreign fields we refer you to the Foreign Mission 
Journal, published at Richmond, Va. Respectfully submitted. 

W. L. Crawford, 
P. Bkown. 

On motion to adopt the report, C. T. Starkey and Virgil 
Bouldin spoke on the subject in a forcible and convincing man- 
ner. Pending the discussion the Moderator asked to know the 
pleasure of the body in regard to preaching at 11 o'clock. Broth- 
er Virgil Bouldin offered a motion that some one be selected bv 
the body to preach a sermon on Foreign Missions. On motion 
Lev. W. L. Crawford was selected. On motion the Association 
adjourned for 15 minutes. 

The Association was called together by singing. The broth- 
er read from the first chapter of Acts. Prayer by Brother R 
Howell. Text 8th verse 1st chapter of Acts: "But ye shall re- 
ceive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you • and 
ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem and in all Ju- 
dea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." 



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The brother spoke at some length upon the subject in a convinc- 
ing manner. At the conclusion of the sermon the discussion of 
the subject was continued by Rev. A. J. Parker, M. Roach and J. 
H. Fuller. 

The report was amended, on motion of Milton Roach, by ad- 
ding: 

"Resolved, That the pastors of the Churches of this Associa- 
tion make a special collection each month, or at least every three 
months, in the next Aesociational year, for Foreign Missions." 
On motion the report, as amended, was adopted. 

REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL WORK. 

Read by A. P. Womack, Chairman, as follows: 
Your committee on Associational Work submit, that no mat- 
ter of more serious concern is presented to the Tennessee River 
Association than the Mission work of the Association. Ity the 
consideration that we have given this subject we conclude Jhat 
the work performed is not equal to the demands of the commis- 
sion "Go ye into all the world and preach thegospel," etc. Causes 
are now coming to render further postponement impossible if we 
ever expect successfully to do what needs to be done. The future 
doctrinal and religious education of the people of this Associa- 
tion in all of tho destitute places will be accomplished by other 
people who do not preach as Baptists do. What then is lacking? 
What do the people need? We think that they lacl a Christian- 
ity vitalized by missions, and brought into sympathy with the 
onward movement of God's kingdom in the world. This need of 
the people should be supplied by sending missionaries into all 
the destitute places to preach the word, and to give all their time 
and energy to the work. How can they be sustained while doing 
this work? We think it could ba done by a proper divide of all 
the contributions made by the churches of the Association. We 
find from the Executive Committee's report for the Association 
for the year 1898-99, that all mission work done was 153 days, and 
paid for the work $173. Now this seems to be a small amount of 
work for this Association. There are twenty-nine churches in 
this Association, and if they would so divide all their contribu- 
tions as to make an average of $25 to each church the aggre- 
gate would be $720. Would not that amount of money sustain 
two missionaries in the field that might preach the gospel to our 



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No«"ulr eT '"" moant '"» « nd "»'<»■* of this A M oci.t.o»? 

■ g. ; ei ^ . r ::' th r ca " Dot fo ; a mon,eDt «-«•• «» <=»".—< 

s. be 2;tr 11 r ,ified todo - ^vrr heC ^ 

■" A. F. Womack, 

J. A. Ingus. 

eM A A p?" T w dG t0 ad ° pt thB report ' °P° n W ^ich Broth- 

and A i P a °T ' ^ L * CraWf0r<1 ' °- S - Co,,in8 ' Th °<™ Caves 
and A. J. Parker made good talks. Report adopted 

low ™ G committee °» Motional Exercise 8 made report as fol- 

7 .30 Br Th er C \T' StaF T key f ° Preach at thi8 ch ^ch tonight at 
7:30; Ihomas Caves, Kennamer's Chapel; J. A. Eaves Hun's 

Hill, Hollywood Church ( col). A letter from Mt. Carmel Church 
was presented and read by W. L. Crawford; delegates enrolled 

HOME MISSION. 

Report on Home Missions was read by Brother W. H. Varnel 1 
as follows: »*uou, 

™m Tbi , 8 T b6en aD eVeDtfaJ year with tne Home B °«d- Great 
political change,, enlargement of territory, influx of foreigners 

and new isms springingnp and spreading among our people,^ a ve 
made it necessary for the Board to make a more urgent appeal 
for larger support. We urge this Association to largelv increase 
her efforts along this line. The Board is p ushing l^ollZ 
n the mountams of Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, ken-' 
ZJ: Virgini , 8 ' ' ec ° nd ' amoQ g ^e negroes, third, in Cuba, 
fourth, on our frontiers. We suggest that Cuba's peculiar condi- 
tion demands especial attention this year. The following fact* 
show in part, what the Board has done doring the past conven- 
tional year : Six hundred and fifty-three missionaries have been 

T P J^'oJ hey baptfZed 6 ' 552 C0Dvert8 ; addit *ons to the 
church 12,983. Alabama had 22 missionaries in the Held, bap- 

i-M* Vr o V i«?; Amount rai «ed and expended on the home 
field was 165,818.81. Total cash received from Stales $61,794.58 
Of this amount Alabama contribnted $9,704.46. Onr present Sec- 
retary is Dr. T. H. Keerfoot, Louisville, Ky. We urge a more 



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hearty co-operation in a practical way in raising and sending in 
cash in larger quantises. Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. Vaunell, 

S. R. Cobn. 

A motion was ma e to adopt the report, and, after being dis- 
cussed in an able mai tier by Elder W. H. Varnell, was adopted. 

The report on Denominational and Ministerial Education was 
called for by the Mod. ator. The committee not being present, 
a motion was made by W. L. Crawford and entertained that the 
Association adopt the report of last year, 1899, which was read 
by W. L. Crawford ai d adopted. 

The Committee m State Missions submitted their report 
which was read by C T. Starkey. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

We, your commi iee, submit the following: 

Brethren, from v> Uat information we can gather of State Mis- 
sions is that the can?- is a great feature in cur work. There are 
destitutions that conx under the auspices of the State Board that 
the Associations car not reach; building churches, supplying 
pastors, etc. As in t. e case of Alabama City— there the State 
Board has contribute" means to build a church and are now sup- 
plying them with pi aching. Doubtless there be those who have 
criticised our Board Jr sending missionaries among you, but we 
want to emphasize tl fact that our missionaries, in their faithful 
labors, have proven themselves to be teachers and evangelists, 
for their lours throughout the State have been instructive educa- 
tional campaigns that will yet prove to be "bread cast upon the 
waters," that will be fathered up after many days by the children 
of those to whom the have ministered. 

This question of lissions is one that vitally concerns every 
true child of God. he problem of saving this *reat na tion 
would be solved if e\ <?ry State would see to it that all within its 
confines had the g* c el preached to them. May the Lord help 
us to do more for this State Board. We urge that the pastors take 
collections for State Missions in connection with their other con- 
tributions. Respectfully, 

r , . M. Hill, 



Chairman. 



On motion adopt d without discussion. 



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A motion was entertained and carried that the Association 
select the place and time of holding our next annual session and 
the brother to preach the introductory sermon, New Hope, Cave 
Spring, Trenton and Bethel having applied for it by letter. Af- 
ter considerable discussion as to the place and time of next meet- 
ing, Trenton Church was selected and the first Friday after the 
fourth Sunday in September, 1901, at 10 o'clock a. m., by acclama- 
tion. 

Brethren C. T. Starkey, J. R. Lamb and G W. Morris were 
placed in nomination to preach the introductory sermon. Bro. 
C. T. Stnrkey was chosen to preach the introductory sermon with 
Bro. G. W. Morris as alternate. 

Several motions and a good deal of discussion upon change 
of time as to holding tbe Association was indulged in by the 
brethren, resulting in no change except the hour, which reads 
10 o'clock a. m. Take notice and govern yourself accordingly. 
A motion was made by W. L. Crawford and adopted voting 
the support and endorsement of this Association to the North 
Alabama Collegiate Baptist Institute and Normal School, Trin- 
ty, Morgan County, Ala. 

A motion was made to repeal a resolution that was passed by 
the Association at Beech Grove Church, 1898, that all delegates, 
minister*, as well as laymen, leaving the Association before ad- 
journment without leave, the names of such delegates shall be 
dropped from the roll and not appear in the minutes. After con- 
siderable discussion upon the subject, by rising vote, the Associa- 
tion said no repeal. 

By motion of Milton Roach adjourned until tomorrow morn- 
ing at 9 o'clock a. m. Prayer by C. T.- Starker. Benediction by 
C. T. Starkey. 



THIRD DAY'S PROCEEDINGS. 

Sunday Morning, Sept. 30, 1900. 

Association met pursuant to adjournment. Singing by D. S. 
Collins; prayer by M. Hill. 

On motion of Milton Roach, Bro. G. W. Morris was chosen 
Moderator pro tern. Letters from Goose Pond and Gurley 
churches were read by Bro. R. L. Butler, and by motion were 
received and delegates enrolled. 



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A call was made by Moderator for reports from standing 
committee*. 



The report on Woman's Work was read by Mr. Roach as fol- 



lows: 



REPORT ON WOMAN'S WORK. 

"We, your committee on Woman's Work, submit the follow- 
ing: Our search and researches are rewarded by the following 
facts: For something like a hundred years women have helped 
in Iheir local societies in the Master's cause. The work began to 
spread further and further until 1860, when it took its present 
shape in the country at large. Twelve years ago the Woman's 
Mission Union was made an auxiliary of the 8c athern Baptist 
Convention, and we believe it to be one of the greatest forces for 
the prosecution of the Master's work. They collected and ex- 
pended last year fo: Foreign Missions $1,122.91; Home Missions 
$2,808 91; State Mir ions $1,119.29; Sunday School Board, $184.60; 
Church Aid $4,18~24; Mercy Home $198.00; Charities $82 80; 
Colored Missions, $ 50; Total collected and expended, $9,706.25. 
Now, brethren, we orinif this work nearer home and show what 
organized woman's work has done in our own Association. The 
Ladies' Aid Society of Scottsboro, have collected and expended 
for all purposes $80.60. The Ladies' Aid Society of Friendship 
Church has collected and expended $11300, which was organized 
last January, 1900. The Ladies' Aid Society, of Pisgah church, 
organized but a short time, reports $5.00. 

"We ask the pastors of this Association to see that there is a 
Lidies' Aid Society organized in every church. And we recom- 
mend that they be made auxiliary to the Tennessee River Asso- 
ciation, that they be recognized and encouraged to represent their 
societies by delegai on annually at the sittings of the Tennessee 
River Baptist Association." 

Respectfully submitted, 

Milton Roach, 
J. W. Rorkx, 

Committee. 

On motion to ad*>pt the report, Brothers C. T. Slarkey and 
W. L. Crawford spo':e on the subject. Adopted. 






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RErORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOL8. 

We, your committee, submit the following: % 

The condition of our Sunday Schools in the bounds of this 
Association is such as to put us to thinking, planning and pray- 
ing. The problem of the Sunday School grows in magnitude and 
seriousness when we consider the grandeur and sacredness of its 
mission, the field it pre-empts and the call it pretends to answer. 
From the Church Jetters to this Association we find that 
while the interest in Sunday Schools is on the increase, which is 
very gratifying, it is not what we would like to see. We think that 
every member of every church should be heartily engaged in this 
work ; that there should be no struggling or straggling or flag- 
ging in this line of work in any of our churches, but that each 
and every one should uo forward. 

We have a membership of about 1,500 good Baptist people. 
A little over naif of that number are at work in the Sabbath 
Schools. It is apparent that there confronts us a problem de- 
manding earnest and careful consideration. How to put in ope- 
ration the Church School agency in this untouched territory, and 
how to make it more effective where it is already in operation is 
the task facing us. We dare not shut our eyes to the imperative 
demands upon us to make the most of this potential agent in our 
Church growth and power. Let it be remembered that the Sun- 
day School is almost exclusively the recruiting force of the 
Church of today. In looking back over the history of the Sun- 
day School may we not thank God, should we not thank God, for 
its glorious results? But what of the future? The century is 
dying and it has a great account to render, but another and 
greater century is about to come into existence. The Twentieth 
century shall be wonderful in commerce, wonderful in civiliza- 
tion, wonderful in science, wonderful in literature, wonderful in 
philosophy and wonderful in the furtherance of the kingdom of 
our Lord Jesus Christ. 

What shall be the altitude? What shall be the equipment 
and the consecration of the Sunday School hosts of the Lord as 
the twentieth century dawns upon us? What organization is 
equal to the Sunday School in the enlargement and building up 
of the Redeemer's Kingdom. Our constituency is largely made 
up of children and youth. Our business is to save and train the 



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children and youth for Christ. How rich the field? How hope- 
ful the outlook in the light of prevention, in the light of ser- 
vice,,^ the light of salvation, and in the light of reward. How- 
blessed is the work of winning the young people for Christ. 
What shall be the future of the Sunday School organization? Its 
aim is world-wide, its text book is world-wide and its blessings 
are intended to be world-wide. To earnest workers we 
would say : "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, 
immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord ; foras- 
much as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord." 

Your committee recommend to ail our churches the period- 
icals published by the Sunday School Board of Nashville, Tenn., 
and American Baptist Publication Society, Atlanta, Ga. 

Respectfully submitted. 

John T. Richards, 
W. R. Middletox, 

Committee. 

On motion to adopt, J. T. Richards, W. W. Howard, M. Hill, 
V. Bouldin, A. B. Wornack, John Cooper spoke on the subject, at 
the close of which the report was adopted. 

A motion was offered by C. T. Starkey that the report on 
Ministerial and Denominational Education of 1899, which had 
been adopted by this body on yesterday, be reconsidered. Car- 
ried. Motion was then made to rescind the action of this body in 
the adoption of that report. Motion carried. 

Report of Committee on Ministerial and Denominational Ed- 
ucation was read by Virgil Bouldin. 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL AND DENOMINATIONAL 

EDUCATION. 

"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that 
needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 
2 Tim. 2:15. Again the apostle exhorted the young preacher to 
devote himself to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. The Sa- 
vior spent three years, with all his wisdom and power, teaching 
his disciples, before committing to them the great work of his 
kingdom and even after his ascension they were still directed to 
wait until they were imbued with power by the gift of the Holy 
Ghost before they began preaching the word. These examples 
and lessons impress us that the Savior did not leave his work in 



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IT 



untried hands, nor intend that the destiny of man, his eternal 
weal or woe, should rest upon other than those who had under- 
gone the severest preparation of heart and mind. If it be said 
that the disciples were illiterate fishermen, we may answer that 
divine wisdom saw in them material for His work, unbiased and 
uuperverted by the false philosophy and theology of the day, men 
in whom he could implant His sacred truth without first weed- 
ing out an nntold mass of error and prejudice. So it may be at 
this day, and indeed it does seem to be true that the poor, the 
humble and the illiterate are more often called into His work 
than the wealthy and the highly favored, as the world views it. 
But this fact does not lead to the conclusion that God wants the 
untrained and unlearned in the ministry. It merely means that 
here is material out of which his ministers are to be made, and 
to be made in the same way that he made them while on earth, 
viz: by constant, prayerful teaching through example, and pre- 
cept ; by oft rebuking and trying of their faith. If any man can 
show that he has been taught in such a school as the disciples 
were, we will raise no question as to his preparation to preach 
the gospel. Since the disciples were so taught, and the Savior 
committed his cause to his people under his guidance, we insist 
that Paul's injunction to Timothy to "study" and to "read," be- 
cause a part of the necessary preparation of him who is to divide 
tne word of truth, it is the duty of the churches to see to it that 
these things are done by every one who goes forth by their au- 
thority to assume the untold responsibility of leaching the way 
of salvation. By the calling of the poor God in his wisdom gives 
to the churches the opportunity-and imposes the duty to aid in 
preparing the called for the work. This duty has been entirely 
-omitted, like many other of our divinely appointed duties, by the 
churches of this Association. The Committee recommend that 
the churches be requested by this body to take at least one collec- 
tion during the next year for ministerial education. Your com- 
mittee feels that God in his gracious mercv and love, will in the 
future, and now is, calling yonng men intd his vineyard to fill 
the places being made vacant by his calling home to rest 
many of our old brethren who have borne the heat and burden 
of the day through all these years. Many of our brethren have 
endured neglect, and have battled on like valiant soldiers of the 
cross without asssistance and aid to make higher preparation for 



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the work until they are falling exhausted into their graves still 
upholding the banner against odds, and are beseeching the 
churches in their names to arouse to a sense of duty, that the next 
generation of godly ministers may not battle under the disad- 7 
vantages of the present. In conclusion we caution the churches 
against hasty action in laying hands upon a member to set him 
apart to the work of the ministry. No one should receive the 
benefits of a fund for ministerial education uutil he has proven 
himself in all the attributes suited to his calling, such as intense 
personal piety, humility, an earnest seeking after truth, aptness 
in teaching and that fervent, unquenchable desire for the salva- 
tion of souls, which will insure his growth in usefulness by rea- 
son of assistance in preparation. The churches must judge of I he 
fitness, and must be responsible for any misuse of funds upon those 
who drift out of the work and show no fruit for the labor be- 
stowed upon them. We exhort the brethren to a prayerful con- 
sideration of the suggestions of this report. 

Respectfully submitted, 

VlliGIL BOULDIN, 

Chairman. 

A motion was made to adopt the report, and after being dis- 
cussed in a forcible and able manner by C. T. Starkey, J. A. 
Eaves and M. Hill, pledges and cai>h were taken to the amount of 
$60.00 for Ministerial Education, after which motion was adopted. 

A motion was entertained and carried to adjourn until 2 
o'clock p. in. for preaching. 

After singing Bro. W. L. Crawford took the stand for preach- 
ing, and read a part of the 17th chapter of St. John; text 17, 18 
and 19th verses of the chapter read. As the church would not 
accommodate all, Bro. D. S. Collins preached to a large assembly . 
in the grove. After preaching a collection was taken up for 
Missions; amount collected $27.00. 

At the conclusion of the services, Association met pursuant 
to adjournment. 

Report on Religious Literature called for and read by Bro. J. 
F. McCarrell. 

RELIGIOUS LITERATURE. 

We, your committee to r.eport on Religious Literature, sub- 
mit the following: Religious Literature is the greatest source 
of information, that we have outside the preaching of the gospel. 



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Discrimination between corrupt literature and pure is of the most 
important interest. The letters of the different churches show so 
few taking our religious papers. If we would be intelligent 
Baptists, let us suggest the patronage of literature, published by 
Baptist Publication Societies. We, therefore, recommend, above 
all a close study of the Bible. In addition thereto, we urge our 
Baptist people to take the State organ, The Alabama Baptist, the 
Foreign Mission Journal, Richmond, Va. ; Home Field, Atlanta, 
Ga. ; together with our Sunday School Literature, Nashville, 
Ten n. /We would not forget to mention the Texas Baptist Stand- 
ard and Western Recorder; and we, as ministers, should urge 
upon the churches the importance of reading Baptist literature, 
and as parents we should place it in reach of our children. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. F. McCARKEIiL, 

Chairman. 
A motion was made to adopt the report, upon which Bros. J 
F. McCarrell and W. L. Crawford made good talks. Report was 
adopted. 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Your committee ask leave to submit the following on the 
subject : In the minds of your committee there is no one virtue 
of more importance to the Baptists and the Christian world gene- 
rally than the subject of Temperance. We find that the immod- 
erate use of strong drink has done more mischief in our country 
than any other evil, and the members of some of our churches, are 
not entirely free from it, but we thank God that some of our 
churches are taking a noble stand against this gigantic evil. We 
would then recommend that this Association exclude from her 
fellowsnip any chnrch or churches that knowingly hohi in their 
fellowship any member or members that habitually use liquors 
to the detriment of other christian characters. 

Respectfully submitted, 
L. B. Irvin, 

R. M. HlGGINBOTHAM, 

Committee. 
On motion to adopt, discussion was had in a forcible and able 
manner bv L. B. Irvin, R. M. Iiigginbotham, Virgil Bouldin. 
Pending the adoption of the report, the report was amended, on 
motion by Virgil Bouldin, by adding: 



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Be it Resolved, By the Tennessee River Baptist Association, 
including the territory of Jackson County, that the next General 
Assembly of Alabama is herebv memorialized and petitioned to 
pass an act to prohibit the manufacture, sale, exchange or giving 
away of spirituous, vinous, or malt liquors, or intoxicating 
drinks or beverages within and throughout the county of Jack- 
son, State of Alabama. The report as amended was adopted by 
a rising vote. 

. The Committee on Devotional Exercises made report as fol- 
lows: Bro. G. W. Morris to preach at this church at 7:30; 
Bro. L. B. Irvin, at Kennamere's Chapel ; Bro. James McCloud at 
Hurt'sChapel; Bro. M. Hill, Shipp's Chapel ; Bro. Thos. Caves, 
at Bethany; Bro. D. 8. Collins, at Hollywood, colored. 

A motion was entertained and the Association adjourned un- 
til 9 o'clock a. m. tomorrow morning. Benediction by Modera- 
tor. 



FOURTH DAY'S PROCEEDINGS. 

Monday Morning, Oct. 1, 1900. 

Association called to order by Moderator. 

Prayer by John T. Richards. 

A letter was read by Milton Roach from Mt. Ararat Baptist 
Church. On motion the letter was received. 

The report of the Executive Board was read by Bro. W. L. 
Crawford. 



REPORT OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

Dear Brethren, we are happy to report that during the past 
year we have employed Brethren Mike Hill and D. 8. Collins for 
a part of their time. They have labored at Smalley's School 
House, Langston, Mt. Carmel, Wood's Cove, Beech Grove School 
House. 

Bro. Hill has labored fifty-five days, for which we have paid 
him $55.00. Bro. D S. Collins has labored 34 days. Have paid him 
$34.00. Through the labors of these brethren we have effocted 
the conversion of 32 people and 29 baptisms, for which we thank 
God and take encourage and press forward, inviting thfc several 



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churches to join in this God-given work. We have collected 
$74.78, and have paid out $7400, $5.00 of which has been paid to 
Brother James McCloud. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. L. Crawford, for the Board. 
On motion to adopt, Brethren W. L. Crawford and D. S. Col- 
lins spoke at some length very forcible upon the subject, at the 
close of which the report was adopted. 

Report on Obituaries was read by M. Roach as follows : 



REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

We, your committee on Obituaries, submit the following: 

Death has again made its inroad into the membership of this 
Association and has taken quite a number of our beloved breth- 
ren and' sisters, to wit : 

Gurley church, seven, no names given. 

Freedom, one, Sister Sal lie A. Reid. 

Trenton, one, Brother L. E. Smith. 

Beech Grove, one, Brother A. Sisk. 

Mt. Nebo, two, no names. 

Friendship, one, Sister Margaret Bently. 

Harmony, one, Sister Elizabeth Emery, aged 75 years. 

Center Point, one, Brother Anderson Dicus. 

Scottsboro, two, Sister BennieC. Jacobs, Brother L.C. Bailey. 
• Bethel, two, Sisters A. Inglis, Rnshie McCarver. 

Hollywood, three. 

Bethany, one, Brother W. W. Christian. 

Mt. Ararat, two, Sisters Margaret Isbell, Amanda Loving. 

Total, 25. 

"We would ask the church clerks again to report the names of 
their dead. 

Dear brethren, let this remind us that death is abroad in the 
land ; therefore, let us improve our opportunities as they come; 
as a tree falleth 6o shall it lie, and as we lie down in death so 
shall the judgment find us. Respectfully submitted. 

Melton Roach, 
John G. Sanders, 

Committee. 

Report on Finance was read by W. H. Harris, as follows : 



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MINUTES TCNNCSSCE KIVCR UMIST ASSOCIATION. 



REPORT ON FINANCE. 

Ws, your committee on Finance, report money received for 
printing minutes, from the several churches, as follows: 

Beech Grove, 50c; Bethel. $2.20; Bethany, $1.50; Center 
Point, 11.00; Campbell Chapel, 25e.; Cave Spring $1,00; Cen- 
tennial ; Kbeneaer ; Freedom, $2.00 ; Friendship, ft 00; 

Gurley,$1.50; Goose Pond. 00c ; Hollywood, $165; Harmony, 
#150; Helton Memorial, 50c. ; L*rkin»ville, $110; Mt. Nebo. 
$1.80; Mt. Zion, $1.25; Mt. Pisgah, $1.15; Mt. Ararat, 50c.; Mt. 

Tabor, 75c; Mountain Grove ; New Hope ; Scottsboro, 

$2.00; Trenton, $1.00; Mt. Carmel, 25c Total, $26.40. 

Respectfully submitted. 

W. U. Harms*, 
S. R. Coax, 

Committee. 

M1SCEU.&NEOUS BUSINESS. 

It was reported that there is one indigent minister, S. M. 
Hastings, within the bounds of our Association who needs special 
©are. A motion was entertained by the Association. While Bro. 
D. S. Collins sang "There is a fountain filled with blood* a col- 
lection was taken up for the brother. Amount collected, $5 78. 

A motion was made and carried that the amount of money 
that the Clerk had paid over and above the amount contributed 
for printing the minutes be collected and paid back. Amount 
collected, $5.10. Thank you, brethren. 

By motion of Brother M.. Hill a collection was taken up to 
supplement the printing fund. Amount collected,, $4.60. 

A motion was entertained and carried that the Clerk retain 
the names of all the delegates that attended the Association. 

On motion, the Association proceeded to select a place for 
holding the next Fifth Sunday meeting. By motion, Bethel 
Church was chosen. The program of the next Fiftn Sunday 
meeting was read by Rev. W. I*. Crawford, and on motion was 
ordered printed in the Progressive Age. Motion carried. 

RESOLUTIONS. 

Resolution by W. L. Crawford : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body be and are hereby 
tendered the Moderator and Clerk of this Association for the 



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faithful and efficient manner in which they bare discharged the 
duties of their offices. 

Resolution by D. S. Collins : 

Resolved, That the delegates composing the Tennessee Rf v- 
er Association tender the members of Hollywood church, and 
the people generally, their heartfelt thanks for the open-hearted 
hospitality extended them during the deliberations of this body. 
Adopted by rising vote. 

The membership heartily responded to every duty, and may 
God bless the Church, and may its future be full of usefulness 
and activity for Jesus our Lord. — Clark. 

The names of the delegates enrol led were not sailed and cor- 
rected, hence a correct roll cannot be given. The churches were 
generally well represented. Most of the delegates appointed by 
their churches were present drring the session. 

MINISTERIAL DELEGATES PRESENT. 

P. Brown, W. L. Crawford, D. S. Collins, Thomas Caves, J. 

A. Eaves, M. Hill, Joe. Hill, R. Howell, R. M. Higginbotham, L. 

B. Irvin, G. W. Morris, James McCloud, J. F. McCarrell, John T. 
Richards, C. T. Starker. W. H. Yarnell — 16 being present. 

Resolution by W. L. Crawford : 

Resolved, That the Tennessee River Association do now ad- 
journ to meet with Trenton Church, Jackson County, Alabama, 
Friday after the Fourth Sunday in September, 1901. 

The Moderator announced that the business of the Associa- 
tion had been completed, and after a few remarks the Associa- 
tion sang u How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord," and 
united in a hearty, fraternal hand-shaking, after which prayer 
was offered by Brother W. L. Crawford. After prayer Rot. D. S. 
Collins sang, all joining, "God be with you till we meet again.** 
Benediction by the Moderator, and the Association stood ad- 
journed. 

Jxo. T. Richards, P. Bsoww, 

Clerk. Moderator. 



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" Mies Tennie Card . 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF TEE TENNESSEE 
RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

Debtor. 

Oct. 29, 1899. Received from L. B.Irvin $200 

« « « « " J. F. McCarreil 25 

" « « « " W. D. Rorex 100 

« " '< " " Fifth Sunday collection at 

Scottsboro • • I 195 

Oct. 29, 1899. Received from Friendship Church 5 00 

« Joseph Smallev 20 00 

2 00 
50 

" W. B. Campbell 1 00 

•' Mt. Nebo Church 130 

•' Fifth Sunday meeting at 

New Hope 

Oct. 29, 1899. Received from Harmony Church 

July 27, 1900. Received from Mt. Piagah Church at the 

Fifth Sunday meeting at Freedom 

Sept. 28, 1900. Rec'd. from Friendship Church 

»' " " " " Harmony Church 

« »< " « " Ladies Aid Society, Friend- 
ship Church 10 00 

Sept. 28, 1900. Rec'd from Sunday collection, Associa- 
tion Hollywood 26 95 

Sept. 28, 1900. Rec'd. trom Mt. Nebo Church, Associa- 

tional Missions 

Sept. 28, 1900. Rec'd. from Mt. Ararat Church, Asaocia- 

tional Missions 

Sept. 28, 1900. Rec'd. from Henry Harris, Associational 

Missions - 

dept. 28, 1900. Rec'd. from Henry Harris, Home Miss's. 
u ' «» « " " " " Foreign •' 

« <• « « " Scottsboro Church, Foreign 

Missions 

Sept. 28, 1900. Rec'd. from Mt. Moriah Church, Foreign 
Missions 



4 83 
2 50 

4 00 
4 85 
7 64 



5 00 


1 08 


21 82 


3 00 


7 32 


8 47 


1 00 



Total 



$153 46 



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25 



Orkdit. 

Nov. 24, 1899. Paid balance on horse note $ 28 21 

" " " " Bro. M. Hill at New Hope 15 00 

" " " " Bro. D. S. Collins 3 00 

Sept. 28, 1900. " Bro. Hill at Hollywood 17 47 

" " " " Bro. D.S.Collins at Hollywood.. . 1100 

" " " " Bro. James McCloud at Hollywood 5 00 

* " " " W. B. Crumpton at Hollywood... 20 00 

Total credits 4 $99 68 

Balance dne the Association for Associational Missions $53 76 

Respectfully submitted. 

' Milton Roach, Treasurer, 

Tennessee River Association. 










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STATISTICS OF TENNESSEE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 1900. 





COUNTY. 

li 


PASTOK. 


CLBKK. 


OLKRK'S 
POSTOKFICK. 


ft 

P 


iriuieane 


Decrease 


= J 

5§ 

32 
ZZ- 

•u 

• 

91 

109 
45 
35 
49 
11 


SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 


E* 

X 


a 




CHLKCH. 


v. 

■t 

5 




< 
z 

c 


s 
i 

r- 
£ 

Pi 

5 


Ik 

r- 
C 


(S 
M 

2 

1 


X 

ji 




WB 


■e 
ST 


Si PEKINTICNDISNT'S NAME 
AND POSTOFKICK. 


1 

< 
< 


Beech Grove 


Jackson 
it 

u 

to 
44 
44 

44 

H 
44 

44 

Madison 
Jackson 

44 
14 
44 
44 
44 
44 
44 
(4 
44 
44 
44 
44 
44 
44 


WL crawVoi-d'.'..'.'.' 

L M Salone. 

K How-ell. 

M Hill 

D S Collins 


G E Kilpatrick ... 

Viae Morris 

J W Kuykendall.. 

Issac Mathews 

W J Cunningham 
It L Borough 


Francisco, Ala 

scottsboto ta .. 

Coffey's store "■.. 

Scottsboro u .. 

scuttsboro <*.. 


98 
91 
28 
87 
64 

"ttf 

2<; 

147 

188 

1J8 

18 

76 

50 

""J8 


10 

18 

Vi 
n 


7 
8 


... 


ti 
3 


I 

1 

"i 

15 


1 

2 

I 


... 


J 

2 

1 

"i 






Uuion Sunday 8chool, A W Poeue... 

A M McCarver, Cains, Ala 

8 s Pui-ear, Hollywood, Ala. 

J Lee Morris, Coffey's Store, Ala 


2 
2-4 

T 

3 






Bethel 









yes. 
ves. 


Bethany 

Cave Spring 

Centre Point 

Campbell's Chapel 


5 

3 


45 
60 


























Ebenezer 






. r . ....... 

Esti lT Fork "Via 

(Jams ".. 

Gurley *.. 

Parks Store *.. 

Hollywood ".. 

Mud Creek * 

Coffej's Store.....".. 
Larkinsville *.. 






























Freedom 


J R Lamb. 

W L Crawford 

w H Pettus. 

M Hill 


Raymond Reid 

W R Middleton..... 

W T Roberts 

J L Walsh 


8 

1 

A 

15 


1 
4 
4 




... 


5 
2 
6 

1 
1 


i 

"i, 


14 
3 


l 

! 
7 

3 

1 


1H8 
126 
100 
17 
77 
52 
27 
18 


6 
7 


85 
60 


Reports Sunday School 

J B Campbell. A P Womack, Faekler 
W T Roberts, Gurley, Ala. 


1 

1-8 

2-4 

2 

1 

8 

2 


yes. 




Friendship 

Gurley 

Goose Pond. 


yes. 


Hollywood 

Harinonv 


BM Higginbotham 
K HowelL 


G W chapman 

•lohn G Snnderb 
P A Coffey 


6 


36 


S li Corn, Hollywood, Ala 

Report Sunday School „ 

T K Russell, (nfffv's Store Ala 


yee. 
yes. 
yes. 


yes. 
yea. 

yes. 


Helton Memorial.. 


B Howell 


1 


8 


3 








9 


10 


Larkinsville 


W H VornelL 


Mamie Larkin 












Mountain Grove... 


























Mt Nebo 


J R Lamb 


R C Horton._ 

John B Kllie 


Uollytree Ala 

Pisgah •».. 

Culver » . 


102 
182 
84 
4H 
63 
68 
7 
66 
SO 
52 

1667 


1 

8 


1 
2 






10 

1 

10 


3 


... 


2 
2 


87 
181 
22 
51 
71 
59 
7 
55 
54 
66 

1496 


6 


68 


J P Cunningham, Holly Tree, Ala 








Mt Pisgah 


J no T Richards.. .. 
W A Pigg 


Jno T Richards, Pisgah, Ala 


4 
2 

3" 

2 

8 

4 

1-8 

8 


yes. 
yes. 


yes. 




W P Culver .. ..... 


Mt Tabor. 




J L Buckner 




66 


Report Union Sunday School 

i S S, T C HowelL N D Lamb, Nila,... 


yes. 
yes. 


Mt Zion 


James McClond 

J F MeCarrell 


C R Flowers 


Nila *•.. 

Bolivar •*.. 

Blown ington *.. 

scottsboro. ".. 

Trenton .".. 




... 


1 


2 
8 


... 


... 




A J Evett .. 




FM Williams 

A F Terry 


yes. 


New Hope 


R Howell 


Ji 

98 


1 

31 


1 
9 


1 
J 3 


I 

61 


2 
21 


17 


2 

1 

25 


Scottsboro 

Trenton 


C T Starkey... 

J R Lamb. 


W W Howard 
T F Berry 


6 


40 


W W Howard, Scottsboro, Ala... 
Report Sunday School 


yes. 
yes. 


Total 






48 


378 




fc 











NOTE — I give the reports as I find them in your letters to the Association. A careful examination of the letters was made to avoid any mistake. The decrease in membership is 
due to several of the churches not reporting. Brother clerks, do not fail to give a record of your church. The statistics show a decrease of 71 which should not be, and would not be. 
had all the churches made a full and accurate report.— CLERK. 



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FINANCIAL EXHIBIT OF TENNESSEE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, FOR YEAR 1900. 



MISSIONS 



CHURCH. 

it 



Beech Grove 

Bethel 

Bethany 

Cave Spring 

• entre Poiut 

Camel's < hapel 

Centennial 

Kheneeer 

Freedom 

Friendship 

Gurley 

Goose Pond 

Hollywood 

Harmonv..., 

Helton's Memorial 

Larkinsville... 

Mountain Grove.. 

Mt Nebo. 

Mt Plsgah 

Mt Ararat 

Mt Zion 

Mt Moriah 

Mt Tabor 

Mt Carinel 

New Hope 

scottpboro 

Trenton 



Total $.60 



8TATK. 



Ca-h and 
Voucher 



.60 



HOME. 



Cash and 
Voucher 



FOREIGN 



2 72 
1 66 



IS 00 



8 00 



Cash and 
Voucher 



2 20 
46 80 



169 37 



10 00 
3 00 



64 



5 00 
389 



1 00 



14 82 



.$ifi 36 



— t" 

CHURCH 
BUILDINGS 

(Not at Home) 



ASSOCIA 

TIONAL. 



.... 








N 



$2 oo 



9 06 



2 00 
2 42 



JO 00 



6 00 
826 

3 SO 



4 00 
1 68 



6 00 
4 42 



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society. 



EDUCATION 



118 00 



. 5 00 



86 60 



$54 72 $204 00 



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Home 



.0 00 



18 25 



6 00 



15 00 



$.50 
2 20 
1 56 
1 00 
1 00 
75 



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2 00 
1 SO 

60 
1 65 
1 50 

50 
1 10 



I 85 

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1 25 

1 00 

76 

25 



2 00 
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EXPENSES. 



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$.... 

125 00 



18 00 



100 00 
125 00 
182 40 



10 50 
49 00 
35 00 
10 75 



40 00 
10 00 

9 42 
17 00 
13 U0 
20 00 

2 56 

25 00 

159 00 

50 00 



$6 00 $88 -25 2760 962 78 962 78 $209 88 



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20 00 
16 80 
42 62 



4 10 
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7 00 

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11 63 



4 05 



98 85 



TOTAL. 



$ .50 

IKS 36 

4 22 

8 90 

21 00 

3 17 



182 40 

243 80 

199 52 

.60 

17 65 
137 84 

40 50 
92 86 

64 86 

719 06 

11 00 

48 25 

18 05 
20 75 

7 80 

27 20 

348 24 

51 00 



.2 152 801 



VALUE OF 
PROPERTY. 



$600 00 
500 00 

260 00 

1000 00 

300 00 

2000 00 

500 00 

1000 00 

1000 00 
500 00 
800 00 
160 00 

1000 00 
9000 00 



Collection on Sunday at Hollywood, for Missions, 
Collection at the Association for M I material Education, 
Total „ 



.... 28 95 

-. 60 <0 

$2 239 75